Rose unhappy with boos after stalemate

Witney Gazette: Danny Rose’s effort is blocked by Portsmouth’s Sonny Bradley Danny Rose’s effort is blocked by Portsmouth’s Sonny Bradley

OXFORD United’s Danny Rose thought criticism from some supporters at the final whistle of Saturday’s goalless draw with Portsmouth was harsh.

The game attracted a crowd of more than 8,400, the second biggest of the season at the Kassam Stadium, but neither side hit top gear.

A minority of home fans expressed their displeasure after a game where United were mainly on top, without carving out clear chances.

The result continued the side’s indifferent home form in Sky Bet League Two, where they have won four games out of 14.

Rose stressed the players were as annoyed as anyone by the lack of victories at the Kassam, but felt those booing had been unfair.

He said: “Obviously the result is very frustrating for the fans, understandably.

“But the players have put in a real good shift and maybe the fans haven’t recognised that because they just see the result and look on it as not winning at home again.

“I don’t think we deserved to get booed off, not at all.”

In a game where clear opportunities were at a premium, arguably United’s best opening fell to Rose midway through the second half.

Collecting a cross from James Constable, the midfielder found himself in space, but could only flash a shot wide on his right foot.

He said: “It was an acute angle so I had to go across goal, but I probably caught it too well and dragged the ball a touch.

“It was disappointing, I would have liked to have hit the target and make the keeper work.”

Ultimately, Rose was in no doubt the result was a better one for Portsmouth than it was for United.

“Most definitely,” he said.

“I don’t think they played particularly well really.

“We had control of probably 75 per cent of the game, but didn’t create those chances.

“I definitely think their manager is happier than ours, even though the gaffer spoke to us and he was satisfied with what he saw out there.

“He wanted a reaction from us considering the two home defeats that we had before.

“He felt he had that, but obviously we always want more.”

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7:00am Mon 13 Jan 14

CRSDC says...

Maybe the fans have had enough of the boring negative tactics being used by the useless northerner and his muppets...Been saying it for years time to go!
Lenagan, Wilder & The Muppets Out!
Maybe the fans have had enough of the boring negative tactics being used by the useless northerner and his muppets...Been saying it for years time to go! Lenagan, Wilder & The Muppets Out! CRSDC

8:16am Mon 13 Jan 14

oldun says...

I bet you happily accept cheers when thy are going, Mr Rose . Reality check needed
I bet you happily accept cheers when thy are going, Mr Rose . Reality check needed oldun

9:19am Mon 13 Jan 14

BigAlBiker says...

Danny, you are a good player, better than most, be we go forwards not backwards, numerous times we had throw in's in there half and ended up back in Raynes area, plus our set ball plays are rubbish, we "float" the ball into the area giving defenders time to see whats going on, lets "whip" the ball in real low and quick.
Danny, you are a good player, better than most, be we go forwards not backwards, numerous times we had throw in's in there half and ended up back in Raynes area, plus our set ball plays are rubbish, we "float" the ball into the area giving defenders time to see whats going on, lets "whip" the ball in real low and quick. BigAlBiker

10:55am Mon 13 Jan 14

william12 says...

Four wins out of fourteen, same old poor performance, dont shoot pass sideways..We are now settling down to our usual mid table position.Is it suprising .The trouble is the players talk a good game , its a pity they cant play a good game.
Four wins out of fourteen, same old poor performance, dont shoot pass sideways..We are now settling down to our usual mid table position.Is it suprising .The trouble is the players talk a good game , its a pity they cant play a good game. william12

12:53pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Doctor69 says...

What an arrogant little man he is.
We pay our money and get served up with rubbish, over and over again.
We have every right to voice our displeasure. Hopefully we will continue to do so until Wilder gets the boot.

Wilder out.
What an arrogant little man he is. We pay our money and get served up with rubbish, over and over again. We have every right to voice our displeasure. Hopefully we will continue to do so until Wilder gets the boot. Wilder out. Doctor69

6:34pm Mon 13 Jan 14

colinharry says...

Was'nt the worst 0-0 ive seen but Portsmouth are absolute dogsh1t and we really should be going all out to beat teams like that.........the team was soooo defensive......borin
g boring boring........NOT GOOD ENOUGH hence the boos

Hope thats cleared that up for you Danny;)
Was'nt the worst 0-0 ive seen but Portsmouth are absolute dogsh1t and we really should be going all out to beat teams like that.........the team was soooo defensive......borin g boring boring........NOT GOOD ENOUGH hence the boos Hope thats cleared that up for you Danny;) colinharry

7:38pm Mon 13 Jan 14

BenkiuGuasu says...

Same bunch of retards booing. Same bunch of retards posting.

Danny, you are not the only one annoyed by the attitude of these people....

Anyhow, away support is much better. We will give you every last bit of support for the game against Charlton! COYY!!!!
Same bunch of retards booing. Same bunch of retards posting. Danny, you are not the only one annoyed by the attitude of these people.... Anyhow, away support is much better. We will give you every last bit of support for the game against Charlton! COYY!!!! BenkiuGuasu

8:24pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Richard Wickson says...

Doctor69 wrote:
What an arrogant little man he is.
We pay our money and get served up with rubbish, over and over again.
We have every right to voice our displeasure. Hopefully we will continue to do so until Wilder gets the boot.

Wilder out.
He didn't think they deserved to be booed off! Whilst I am not a booer myself I think we fans have the right to show our displeasure when the performance falls below reasonable standard and it did on Saturday. He did however think it was a better result for Pompey, yes I totally agree Danny, now can't you see why the fans voiced their displeasure? How he thought they put in a decent shift is beyond me, I still think, as I said on Saturday, that Portsmouth were the worst team to play at the Kassam this season, only narrowly tho as we have been pretty poor ourselves but they were the worst opposition and that made the result all the worse. They were there for the taking but our poor forwards never looked like scoring, in fact none of our players looked capable of even making Carson (in goal) work, he pretty much had as easy an afternoon as Clarke did. This isn't good enough and while players like Danny Rose have the arrogance to moan about fans voicing displeasure at poor performances things are never likely to improve. Get real or get out!
[quote][p][bold]Doctor69[/bold] wrote: What an arrogant little man he is. We pay our money and get served up with rubbish, over and over again. We have every right to voice our displeasure. Hopefully we will continue to do so until Wilder gets the boot. Wilder out.[/p][/quote]He didn't think they deserved to be booed off! Whilst I am not a booer myself I think we fans have the right to show our displeasure when the performance falls below reasonable standard and it did on Saturday. He did however think it was a better result for Pompey, yes I totally agree Danny, now can't you see why the fans voiced their displeasure? How he thought they put in a decent shift is beyond me, I still think, as I said on Saturday, that Portsmouth were the worst team to play at the Kassam this season, only narrowly tho as we have been pretty poor ourselves but they were the worst opposition and that made the result all the worse. They were there for the taking but our poor forwards never looked like scoring, in fact none of our players looked capable of even making Carson (in goal) work, he pretty much had as easy an afternoon as Clarke did. This isn't good enough and while players like Danny Rose have the arrogance to moan about fans voicing displeasure at poor performances things are never likely to improve. Get real or get out! Richard Wickson

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